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Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Featured image by Comunicación Sin Paredes.      by John McPhaul / Cultural Survival On August 9, 2018, the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Costa Rican National Front of Indigenous Peoples made up of members of the Cabecare, Bribri, Teribe, Ngöbe and Ngöbe Bugle Peoples gathered at the National Assembly and issued a … Continue reading Indigenous People in Costa Rica Denounce Forced Removal From Legislature

Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

PURÉPECHA MUNICIPALITY NAMES THIRD COUNCIL OF ELDERS TO THEIR COMMUNAL GOVERNMENT      by El Enemigo Común / Intercontinental Cry On Sunday May 27, 2018, the indigenous Purépecha municipality of Cherán, Michoacán, named its Third Council of Elders (Consejo Mayor, Consejo de Keris) to their communal government. Cherán has been practicing a traditional form of self-government for … Continue reading Celebrating Seven Years of Self-Governance in Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico

Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Featured image: Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya. Joan de la Malla, Author provided      by Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University; Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, University of Helsinki; Catherine Robinson, CSIRO; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Hayley Geyle, Charles Darwin University; Ian Leiper, Charles Darwin University; James Watson, The University of Queensland; … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

Featured image: Marie Persson Njajta, Stefan Mikaelsson och Mona Persson, members of the Sami Parliament with the proposal to support the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth      by Rights of Nature Sweden / Intercontinental Cry During the Assembly meeting ​​May 25th, the Sami Parliament decided to support the Universal Declaration of the Rights of … Continue reading Sami Parliament endorses the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Nature

5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Featured image: Indigenous inhabitants of one of the floating islands in Lake Titicaca greet a tour group from Puno, Peru. David Stanley / CC BY 2.0      by Peter Veit / World Resources Institute via Ecowatch Much of the world’s land is occupied and used by Indigenous Peoples and communities—about 50 percent of it, involving more than 2.5 billion … Continue reading 5 Ways Indigenous Groups Are Fighting Back Against Land Seizures

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Featured image: With support from Survival, the Guajajara are able to expose illegal logging and threats to their uncontacted neighbors in real time. © Survival      by  Sarah Shenker / Survival International “We are here,” says Olimpio, looking directly into the camera, “… Monitoring the land and protecting the uncontacted Indians and the Guajajara who live here. … Continue reading Giving a Platform to the Tribal Guardians of the Natural World

Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

     by Laura Hobson Herlihy / Cultural Survival The Miskitu Yatama (Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka/Children of the Mother Earth) organization remained silent during last week’s violent protests in Nicaragua, ignited by the government’s April 16, 2018 approval of social security reforms. Many Miskitu people on the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast claimed the Instituto Nicaragüense … Continue reading Yatama Vindicated by Nicaraguan Protests

India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders

Featured image: Typical Bonda house in Baunsupada village. The Bondas have always led sustainable lives in the forest, but deforestation and changes in traditional farming practices now threaten their survival. Photo: Abhijit Mohanty.       by Abhijit Mohanty / Intercontinental Cry The road to Bondaghati winds through the hills and forests of Malkangiri district, on Odisha’s southern edge. … Continue reading India: A Changing Landscape for the Bonda Highlanders